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Book Talk with Jessica L. Taylor | Plain Paths and Dividing Lines

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

Join us for a lunchtime talk as historian Jessica L. Taylor, Ph.D., discusses her book, “Plain Paths and Dividing Lines: Navigating Native Land and Water in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake.” The book follows the Native peoples and the newcomers who crossed emerging boundaries surrounding Indigenous towns and developing English plantations in the 17th-century Chesapeake Bay. A book signing will follow the talk.

Algonquian riverine networks continued to define the watery Chesapeake landscape even as Virginia and Maryland planters erected fences and forts, policed unfree laborers and Native neighbors, and dispatched land surveyors. At the same time, escaping indentured and enslaved people resisted subjugation using Native networks and their own alternative visions of freedom and connections in the colonial Chesapeake.

This event complements the Library’s exhibition Indigenous Perspectives. Contact Ashley R. Craig at ashley.ramey@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3001 for more information.

This talk is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Limited free parking is available underneath the Library at 800 East Broad Street.

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Date:
June 27
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://lva-virginia.libcal.com/event/11895642

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Library of Virginia
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8046923500
Email
nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov
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Venue

Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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8046923500
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